WHAT IS GLASGOW LIKE?

Glasgow is most commonly known for its stunning architecture, friendly locals, and rich history. As the largest city in Scotland and a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow averages 130 music events a week! You will definitely want to take advantage of the excellent parks, diverse shopping centers, and free museums that keep the city young and vibrant.

REGION AND POPULATION

Glasgow is a city of about 600,000 people and the largest in Scotland. It is located in the western central part of the country. The country of Scotland consumes the northern part of the island of Great Britain that also includes England and Wales. The United Kingdom (also known as the U.K.) is comprised of the island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and many small local islands.

 

CLIMATE

Glasgow's climate is classified as Oceanic and because of its westerly position is milder than most areas in Scotland.

Type

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Highs

44

45

49

54

60

64

67

66

61

54

48

44

Lows

35

35

37

40

45

50

53

53

49

44

39

35

Avg. Rainfall

5.8

4.1

4.4

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.8

3.6

4.4

5.6

4.9

5.3

 

 

 

WHAT IS STIRLING LIKE?

Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling is affectionately known as the "Gateway to the Highlands." As the perfect combination of old and new, you can tour the medieval castle in the city centre and take walks amongst the rolling hills that envelop the city. You can also check out Doune Castle, which was featured in several scenes of the TV show 'Game of Thrones'!

 

Points of Interest

 

REGION AND POPULATION

Stirling was granted official city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubliee. The city of Stirling has approximately 45,750 residents many of whom attend or work at the University of Stirling. The city is considered at the heart of Scotland with its position strategically located between the lowlands and highlands.

 

CLIMATE

The city of Stirling's climate is typical to rest of central Scotland in that is is cool, cloudy & damp. It is however affected by the warm Gulf Stream air current from the Atlantic Ocean keeping the temperatures a bit more mild and providing less snow during the winter months. Stirling, similar to eastern Scotland, sees more sunshine than the western part of the country.

Type

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Highs

45

48

59

63

64

72

73

73

72

54

54

48

Lows

37

36

39

43

48

54

55

59

50

43

43

37

Avg. Rainfall

1.45

1.47

2.13

3.54

5.11

4.65

6.90

5.71

4.68

3.55

2.42

1.85